|Peacock Look using cruelty-free products|
I just did a tutorial on my youtube channel using peacock inspired colors. I have been seeing so many beautiful peacock inspired looks on youtube because of the M.A.C. Peacocky collection, but I’ve been really down about makeup in general in the last couple of months. This is partially because I recently found out that M.A.C. is not a cruelty-free company and have gotten a lot of hate for pointing this out. I had quite a few people unsubscribe to me for telling the truth, and it just made me feel kind of down about the cruelty-free research I have been doing.
I’ve recently decided, thanks to the support of my friends in the beauty community, to give makeup a chance again. I’m not going to worry about what makeup everyone is hyping up on youtube. I’m going to use products from companies I can respect, and products I can afford. I’m also excited about the great cruelty-free, and vegan companies I’ve been adding to my cruelty-free list. I can’t wait till I have the funds to try out more brands and get people more excited about cruelty-free makeup. I think it will be kind of rebellious to use products that other bloggers aren’t using, it will make the items I use more unique and special. I don’t want to use the same products as everyone else, I want colors and products that reflect my interests, budget, and passion for animal rights.
After much reflection, I’ve decided that I can still enjoy the color and artistry of makeup collections without supporting companies that contribute to animal cruelty. My friend, Heather (barbiedlux on youtube) had a great idea to do cruelty-free dupes of M.A.C. collections. I know I’m a bit behind on the Peacocky collection trend, but her idea really struck a chord with me. When I paint, I don’t need to use a certain brand of oil paints to create the colors and overall style that I want. The same idea applies to makeup artistry. The ideas and inspiration come from me and things that inspire me, not from what brand of makeup I use.
I have to say I am inspired by all of the beautiful, bright colors that spring fashion shows are forecasting and the 60’s and 70’s fashion spreads I’ve been seeing. I just have to let everyone know that I treat fashion and beauty magazines as a guide when it comes to makeup and fashion, not a bible. I know my blog and my youtube channel are usually focused on my cruelty-free research and vegan interests, but I wouldn’t be a beauty blogger if I didn’t really LOVE the glamour and beauty of makeup. I really do want to love it again after feeling so negative about it for the last couple of months because of the dishonesty of certain companies. I’m not going to let them take away my passion for makeup, if anything, its made me appreciate the brands I use that do have integrity. I don’t need to have expensive, high end up makeup to create beautiful makeup looks. If you have skill, you can make your 100 pc. ELF Palette create any looks that inspire you.